Are you keen to discover our winter activities?
As we head into the new year, we’re taking a final look at all the fun-filled festivities our residents enjoyed across each of our Wellbeing Care homes last month.
From Christmas crafts to festive bakes, here’s a round-up of our winter activities:
Winter Activities: Christmas Card Crafts
Our residents enjoyed a range of activities in the run-up to Christmas using brightly-coloured card.
They cut out Christmas tree shapes and joined the pieces together to create a 3D Christmas tree. They then used the same method to make a star and decorated their trees with a range of materials such as glitter, buttons and stickers.
Our residents also made a great selection of Christmas cards to send out using festive stickers.
Opting for a nature-themed activity, some residents painted pine cones to look like Christmas trees. They were really effective and were lots of fun to make.
Decorating Our Homes With Trees, Tinsel, and More
Our residents enjoyed decorating our homes throughout December. They’ve had a wonderful time putting lights, tinsel and baubles on our Christmas trees, as well as hanging decorations around the rooms.
They wore their fabulous Christmas jumpers around the homes, adding to the festive atmosphere.
Some of our residents took part in a pretend snowball fight. It provided plenty of entertainment and laughter, as well as helping to improve their hand-eye coordination.
Winter Activities: Christmas Carol Singing
Our residents always enjoy our music and singing activities. It allows them to have fun with their friends, whilst encouraging them to move and improve their cognitive skills.
Last month, they enjoyed singing lots of Christmas carols to help them get in the festive spirit. With their Christmas jumpers and plenty of dancing and laughter, it was certainly a great way to get Christmas started!
Festive Baking Ideas to Make, Eat and Enjoy
Baking helps residents improve their memory and problem-solving skills, as they have to follow instructions closely and pay attention to timings. It also helps them to improve their physical strength with kneading, mixing and rolling.
One of their favourite winter activities was making an array of festive treats. They made gingerbread houses, festive-shaped chocolates, and decorated breakfast bars to resemble reindeer.
Winter Activities: Festive Tea Light Holders
Our residents enjoyed decorating small glass jars using glue and tissue paper over Christmas. They then popped in a battery-operated tea light to create a beautiful mini lantern effect.
If you’re looking for inspiration for winter activities, we certainly recommend giving these a go. They would look great on your windowsill - you can even hang them in the garden in the warmer months to make the most of them year-round.
Things to Do in December: Festive Nails
There’s little better than sitting back and relaxing whilst someone pampers you! We often give our residents manicures to help keep their hands clean and maintained.
Last month, some of our residents opted for festive-themed nails, using brightly coloured reds and greens to capture the Christmas spirit.
Here at Wellbeing Care, we endeavour to ensure that our residents are living happy, healthy and fulfilling lives. We organise regular, fun activities designed to help with their mental and physical health, as well as improve their cognitive abilities and encourage independence.
If you’d like to know more about our homes, please contact a member of our team.
Alternatively, why not read our previous blog on how to implement healthy habits in the New Year?